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[n] a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics; "the kick must be synchronized with the arm movements"; "the swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
[n] the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
[n] the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs); "a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
[n] informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
[n] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
[n] the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for kicks"
[v] express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
[v] make a goal; "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
[v] stop consuming; "kick a habit"
[v] strike with the foot; "The boy kicked the dog"; "Kick the door down"
[v] spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
[v] drive or propel with the foot, as in sports such as football
[v] thrash about or strike out with the feet
[v] kick a leg up


cheer, cheer up, chirk up

Misc. Definitions

\Kick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kicred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kicking}.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.] To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog. He [Frederick the Great] kicked the shins of his judges. --Macaulay. {To kick the beam}, to fit up and strike the beam; -- said of the lighter arm of a loaded balance; hence, to be found wanting in weight. --Milton. {To kick the bucket}, to lose one's life; to die. [Colloq. & Low]
\Kick\, v. i.
1. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn. I should kick, being kicked. --Shak.
2. To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.
\Kick\, n.
1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot. A kick, that scarce would more a horse, May kill a sound divine. --Cowper.
2. The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of {Pocketknife}.
3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.
4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

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